Eve of Destruction – Barry McGuire (1965)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  protest song, Eve Of Destruction by Barry McGuire. The record was released in 1965, on the RCA Victor record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a crouching Vietnam US soldier. This piece was inspired by the the US TV Show ‘Tour of Duty’ in which this music featured.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Barry McGuire, Folk Rock, Protest Songs or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Eve of Destruction
Media Artist/s: Barry McGuire
Record Label: RCA Victor
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1960s
Genre: Rock / Folk Rock

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Additional information about this, Barry McGuire vinyl art.

Barry McGuire – The Artist

Barry McGuire (born 1935) is an American singer-songwriter. He is known for the hit song “Eve of Destruction”, and later as a pioneering singer and songwriter of contemporary Christian music.

Eve of Destruction – The Song

Eve of Destruction is a protest song written by P. F. Sloan in mid-1964. Several artists have recorded it, but the best-known recording was by Barry McGuire.The song references social issues of its period, including the Vietnam War, the draft, the threat of nuclear war, the Civil Rights Movement, turmoil in the Middle East, and the American space program. The American media helped popularise the song by using it as an example of everything that was wrong with the youth of that time. Due to its controversial lyrics, some American radio stations, “claiming it was an aid to the enemy in Vietnam”, banned the song. The song was also criticised by conservatives. It was also banned by some British radio stations.

The US Soldier – The Shape

This record is modelled into the silhouette of a crouching US Vietnam Soldier holding an assault rifle. This piece was inspired by the the US TV Show ‘Tour of Duty.’ Tour of Duty is an American military drama television series based on events in the Vietnam War, broadcast on CBS. The series ran for three seasons, 1987, to 1990, for a total of 58 one-hour episodes. The show was created by Steve Duncan and L. Travis Clark and produced by Zev Braun. The show follows an American infantry platoon on a tour of duty during the Vietnam War. It was the first television series to regularly show Americans in combat in South Vietnam and was one of several similarly themed series to be produced in the wake of the acclaimed Oliver Stone film Platoon (1986).

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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